- Samuel Fisher
Infobox afl player
firstname = Sam
lastname = Fisher
| birthdate = Birth date and age|1982|7|10|df=y
heightweight = 191cm / 88kg
West Adelaide Football Club( SANFL)
debutdate = Round 7, 8 May 2004
debutteam = St Kilda
debutopponent = Fremantle
playingteams = St Kilda (2004-)
91 games, 7 goals
coach = notcoach
statsend = Round 20, 2008
* St. Kilda Pre-season Cup Winning side 2008
* 2006 International Rules Series
* 1st 2008 St Kilda B&F
* 2nd 2007 St Kilda B&F
* 3rd 2006 St Kilda B&F
* All-Australian 2008
Samuel "Sam" Fisher (born 10 July 1982) is an
Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football Leaguefor the Saint Kilda Football Club.
The versatile defender was selected as pick number 55 in the
2003 AFL Draft. He was 21 years of age when first recruited from West Adelaide, and made his debut in 2004 following some injuries to other key defenders.
In 2005, Fisher took a major step in his career and improved dramatically to hold down a spot of his own in the Saints' defence. He generally played on the third best forward of the opposition, and began to provide terrific run from the half-back line. In 2006, Fisher played every match and racked up 421 disposals for the season [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/stats/players/S/Samuel_Fisher.html] . His run and carry from the half-back line was critical to St Kilda's 6th-place finish, and Fisher finish 3rd in the St Kilda Best & Fairest in 2006 [http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/footy/common/story_page/0,8033,20522144%255E19772,00.html] .
Injuries to other key defenders at the start of the 2007 season saw Fisher assume the mantle at full-back. He performed strongly against the power forwards of the competition, before injuring his hamstring in Round 4. Fisher returned in Round 7, and was able to resume his attacking position across half-back in the second half of the year. He finished off the year strongly, and was nominated in the backline in the squad of 40 players for the
All-AustralianTeam in 2007 [http://www.afl.com.au/Default.aspx?tabid=208&newsId=50526] . Fisher was ranked 8th in total marks, 17th in kicks per game, and second in marks per game.
Fisher signed a two-year contract extension in September 2007, which will see him at the Saints until the end of 2010 [http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/footy/common/story_page/0,8033,22386162%255E19742,00.html] .
Fisher got more of a chance to play as a key position backmen with a season-ending injury to
Matt Maguirehappening early in the season.
Fisher had a season to remember, in top form averaging 22 disposals and 8 marks a game at the end of the regular season. He got his just rewards for a great season, being included in the
All-Australianteam on the Half-Back flank. It is the first time Fisher has been named in the All-Australianteam. Fisher also won the Saints Trevor Barker award for the best and fairest player in the season. He polled 680 votes to finish ahead of Nick Riewoldtwho polled 643 votes.
Between the ages of 17 and 19 Fisher was a promising junior golfer, and played off a handicap of scratch.Fact|date=March 2008 However, Fisher gave golf away for his AFL career.
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